“ Brand: Asda / Type: Toilet Trainers „
My son is almost fully toilet trained. He bypassed the potty stage and uses the big toilet at home, whilst out and at nursery. He wears a pull up pants to bed at the moment but we hope to have him fully toilet trained by his 4th birthday in May.
When my son was a baby, we often used Pampers nappies. As he grew, we found pull up pants to be more convenient and he generally finds them to be more comfortable than regular nappies. Over the past 18months or so, we have used most brands of pull ups including Huggies, Pampers, Boots, Tesco and Asda. I shop at either Asda or Tesco each week and pick up a pack of pull up pants whilst I am there. I would say we use the Asda pants more than any other brand.
These first pants are part of the Little Angels range and are essentially pull up nappy pants. They have won several Mother and Baby awards and have been tested against the branded nappies on the market.
These first pants are available in 3 sizes :
Size 4 (8-15kg) Size 5 (12-18kg) Size 6 (16kg or approx 35lbs)
My son is 3 and a half and not the biggest of children. He has recently went in to the Size 6 pants which are classed as being Extra Large. The Size 5 pants were starting to feel a bit too snug on him. When my son was last weighed, he was 17kg so the sizing is fairly accurate.
These pants are hypo-allergenic and contain an absorbent core to keep your child dry and free from leakages. The pants have stretchy sides and a flexible waist band to accommodate your childs tummy. The pants can be stepped in and out of and can also be removed by tearing the side panels. The pants should be disposed of with regular household rubbish.
The pants can be spotted on the shelf as they are in a red and white packet (which cannot be recycled. The pack shows an adorable girl toddler and her Mum and all the necessary product information is present and correct. The pants are suitable for girls and boys.
Regardless of which size of first pants you buy, you will pay £3.55. Size 4 has 22 pants, Size 5 has 20 pants and Size 6 has 18 pants. They can be bought in Asda stores and are located in the pull up section. They can also be bought online at www.asda.com.
We buy these regularly as they are so much cheaper and actually more reliable than the branded pull ups in my opinion. One size 6 first pants averages at 20p whilst you pay on average 30p for a Pampers Easy Up Pull up. We buy a pack of these each week which is sufficient for our sons needs.
The pants aren't too bulky and don't look too big underneath my sons pyjamas. Before he was toilet trained, he would wear these whilst out and about and they are much slimmer than other brands. The pants are easy to slide on and feel nice and secure. The Size 6 pants expand to stretch around my sons tummy and do not feel too loose or too tight. The leg holes are the perfect size for my sons legs but would accommodate a bigger child (like my nephew) easily as they have a good amount of stretch.
If you are expecting character pictures then you really must buy Pampers or Huggies. These pants have a simple monkey picture and the back of the pants can be identified easily as it shows the rear end of the monkeys! The inside of the pants are white and slightly padded - much like a regular nappy. The overall nappy looks decent, fits well and my son has never complained about being uncomfortable as the pants are lovely and soft.
~Keeping Boo Dry?~
When my son wore these pants during the day, they performed well. They were easy to slip on and off to encourage him to try out the big toilet. They held liquid well and were worn for only a few hours at a time. When my son gets ready for bed each night, he wears a pair of first pants. He can pull them up himself and they accommodate his bum and winky perfectly.
At night, these pants have a lot to put up with. They are worn for 10 hrs some nights though my son doesn't seem to wee as much during the night has he used to as a baby. The pants are very absorbent and lock in liquid well. He wakes up almost dry and never irritated in any way. The pants do not burst under pressure and do not disintegrate into crystals (unlike the Boots pull ups).
There are has been the odd occasion where my son has woke up with wet pyjamas and bed sheets but this is mainly down to him doing what most boys do and checking to see if the winky is ok. He ends up not positioning it properly and a leakage occurs! On the odd occasion that my son does a poo in his first pants, they support this well but my son can tell he has done one now and we are informed (or notice) instantly. This rarely happens at night time now.
Overall we are impressed by the quality, performance and price of these first pants. They perform just as well as leading brands but are quite a bit cheaper and every saved penny counts! These are pants which will grow with your child and generally my son has felt more confident since wearing pull up pants. They are easy to remove and my son can take his off himself. They do not have a tab for sealing them up though so this may be a disadvantage to some.
We will hopefully not be using these for too much longer but I will buy them again for any further children we may have.
5 stars - recommended!
Thanks for reading x
After a couple of failed attempts of trainer pants i went for these as i thought they were worth a try also they were cheap so i had nothing to lose if they didnt help.
Firstly they didnt give nappy rash like some other brands had done , they are really absorbant even when my daughter has been drinking alot she doesnt leak which i found to be a common problem with some of the more popular branded ones.
My daughter also find these comfortable as they do not rub her hips or legs like previous tested ones did.
Packaging is quite simple, on the pants we have there is a monkey design.
In the size 4 that i buy there is 22 of them which is good value for the price as they only cost around £3.50 so compared to the branded packs that cost around £6 £7 or even more these are a bargain.
these nappies are great infact i would class them more as training pants they are a size 6 and brilliant if you are toilet/potty training your little one, i have tried various comanys like pampers, huggies, boots own etc and i think these ones are the best they are asda's own range called little angels they stay dryer for longer and like many others i have tried the crystals dont come out of the nappie when baby gets really wet so they are excellent for bed time they dont have any sticky bits you just pop them on and pull them up like big boy pants so it gets your child used to pulling pants up after the toilet, i also used to use asdas own little angels smaller normal nappies and i use their baby wipes aswell you can buy these first pants for about £3.85 and you get 26 in a pack or you can buy larger packs aswell great for chucking on if you are going out somewhere and think your child may wet themself. definatly great product and cheap as chips!
This was an impulse buy when my potty trained 3 year old had a nasty bout of the runs...she just kept filling her pants, so I had to do something! While I was in Asda doing my weekly shop, I saw these and thought they would be great to save on my washing, and also to save my daughter the embarrassment of having runny poo dribbling down her legs.
They are called Asda Little Angels First Pants, and are meant to be training pants for when you are potty training your toddler - on the packet they claim to have an ultra absorbent core and protect against leakages, so they can be used as normal nappies, but can also act like pants (i.e. you can pull them up and down like a pair of pants when your child needs the loo). These types of nappies are also claimed to be easier to use if you have a particularly wriggly baby, in the sense that you have no sticky tabs to fiddle with, you just pull them up and off your child can go.
I just went for the Asda Little Angels packet because they were cheaper than leading brands, I wasn't intending to use them as 'nappies', just as poo-catchers for my daughter, so I didn't think it really mattered about the quality, or how absorbent they were. But I have since been using them on my 16 month old because my 3 year old's problems improved before the packet was finished; and those two points mentioned above are very important in the case of my younger daughter - and that is why I have chosen to write this review.
The nappy itself is not unlike the many other nappies on the market, it is papery and slim, and has pretty pictures on the front and back. These ones differ from your standard disposable because they do not have the sticky tabs to secure in position; they just pull on like pants and are elasticated slightly around the waist. This elastication is very slight, in fact I wouldn't even call it elasticated, it's just slightly gathered at the front and back, which worked well on my 3 year old, but not so well on my 16 month old (both come within the weight recommendation on the front of the packet - these are Size 4 Maxi 8-15kgs or 18-33lbs). To remove the nappy you either tear away at the sides, or pull down again - simple.
What I also found frustrating about these particular 'pull-ups' before I even started using them is that they don't have a sticky tab on the back as many other 'pull-ups' do for when you want to wrap the nappy up and secure together (if there is a stinky mess in there) -with these you have nothing to hold it together, and it either stays lying open on the floor looking rank while you clean your child up, or you have to get it wrapped up in a nappy bag straight away.
In the case of my 3 year old, they worked a treat. They fitted just fine around her waist, stayed up if she was wandering about and were absorbent enough to catch and contain a bit of runny poo every now and then. They also pulled up and down very easily, especially in those desperate moments...But because she was already potty trained when I briefly used them on her, she was still using the toilet for wees, so I couldn't assess how well they absorbed urine...that is until my 16 month old started using them.
My 16 month old usually wears reusable nappies during the day, but disposables at night (Huggies usually). But because I had these in the house I thought I would use them up on her during the night and day, and to be honest I have been quite disappointed with their performance.
First of all the fit is not that great. I will admit that my youngest daughter is quite close to the lower end of the weight range, but she IS within the recommended weight, so I would still expect them to fit. But - they do not stay up very well, especially when they are holding a bit of wee so are heavy and sagging; the elasticated waist just doesn't do the job well enough on my her. Even when she has only done a couple of wees in it; she still gets a Builder's Bum. This then causes the nappy to gape around her legs slightly, which leads me onto the second problem - they leak. What I have noticed is that if she has done a poo and I am not alerted to this fact straight away, then the nappy tends to let the poo seep out via the legs and leave stains on her clothes- this has occurred on more than one occasion.
As far as absorption is concerned, I think they are actually quite absorbent with regard to the wee. I have tried them over night on my daughter and apart from the poo leakages, the wee tends to stay within the nappy and they do contain a full night of wee wee. It's more the fit on my daughter that causes the problems, rather than the actual absorption value.
The 'pull-up' side of things doesn't quite work for us either, I find that they are difficult to get on because you can't put them on easily while the baby is lying down, so a quick change is usually out of the question. I find it difficult because my daughter does actually lay still for me while I wipe her clean and then when I try to put her legs through the leg holes she starts kicking about and it causes problems. It also causes problems if you are one to put cream on your child's bottom at every change because you actually end up with ream everywhere because you can't lay the nappy underneath them while applying the cream.
So I think it's safe to say I won't be buying these again, mainly because I'm quite happy using Huggies for when I need a disposable, and I have no use for a pull-up version. I think these are basically good for when you are actually potty training a child but not so good as a fulltime nappy, especially on an active baby.
This nappy came in a pack of 24 from Asda and cost £3.74.
Two larger sizes are also available.